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CNBC
Oct 24, 2012 12:00pm EDT
? >> actually no, but it does give you some clarity here, because simon, i have great respect for your homeland, as you could see it's much more serious place, you can judge that by the ferris wheel in the background behind me. here's my view in the market. i think that the most interesting thing that happened today is that china came out with some unexpectedly positive news in terms of their manufacturing. unlike a government release, this is a private release, and it showed that pmi is picking up, but yet this is the first day where we haven't seen a massive run-up, 3%, 4%, 5% in the material stocks after the economic data came out. so what that means is that now we're looking at the u.s. and the slowing earnings picture, which continues to slow, and europe, where the news was negative. >> yes. >> i'm not saying it's all about the market, slightly positive here. we've had a great year. i don't see people rushing in, they see morris tock the downside. as i said, slightly bullish but i'm not adding. >> morgan stanley suggested today that from here on in the data, the news flow from china is lik
CNBC
Oct 23, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the afternoon brings. that does it for us on "squawk on the street." we'll send it to simon, back at post 9 for the "fast money halftime. kwlt >> this is it. welcome to the halftime report. i'm simon hobbs in for scott wagner. stocks plunging on weak earnings so far today. let's check the major averages. led lower by materials and energy. not far off our lows for the session overall. dupont having its worst day in more than two years. 3m also p ddropping on a disappointing outlook. trading all the big moves with josh brown, guy adami and joe terra nova. joe, keep up with you. how are you playing the market now? >> sitting and waiting. a lot of the buy and hold crowd is going to tell you how cheap the market is. this is what you've been waiting for. this is not what you've been waiting for. friday you had a sell signal. you had a technical sell signal. the earnings are lousy. fundamentally the market doesn't look as good as it did. for the very first time since late july, the onus is on the bulls to tell the market something they don't already know. you want to be long the market. you just w
CNBC
Oct 24, 2012 5:00pm EDT
." >>> live from the nasdaq market site in new york's time square, i'm simon hobbs in for melissa lee. let's get tonight's market ax action. another selloff for stocks. utilities, energy, and the transports led the declines today. is this the pause that refreshes or something more serious? guy, does this leave a bad taste in your mouth? >> interesting choice of word. >> we've got a lot of gum on the desk to avoid that. go ahead, guy. >> oh, is that me? no, not at all. i think the market's in a new trading range. we talked about it at halftime yesterday, simon. we made a run at that 14 1/4 level. we probably trade down to 1,379, 1,380, hold and bounce from there. i think the market's going a lot lower in the foreseeable future. the range to me is 1,379. the transports had a terrible day. and you know what's funny, norfolk southern one of the bell weather railroads, that made a 52-week low today, i think if you polled a lot of people in the business, they wouldn't say that. >> for those that aren't trading but are kind of more investing, when you say the market's heading lower in the foresee
CNBC
Oct 22, 2012 12:00pm EDT
movers today with stephanie link, simon baker, you don't know why i'm so excited, you'll find out soon. steven weiss and steve grasso. >>> 90% of companies are lowering the bar for next quarter. the guidance stinks. so at what point does the weak outlook hit stock performance overall? simon, you're not married to tammy fay baker, what do you think? >> well, it's tough to recover to that one. earnings have been so disappointing as we've talked about through the show. i think for us, the most concerning thing is the reports. particularly in ibm -- >> the linearity? >> did you like that? >> yeah. >> it's like good english grammar school education. what can i tell you? particularly in technology. what i'm saying is the concern is, yes, the expectations are disappointing, but in terms of september sales being a lot softer than july, it's where the momentum is going. that's something to be a little bit concerned about. zbl zbl >> stephanie, how do you feel about the linearity. >> well, i won't go there, but only 25% of the company so far have reported. let's put this into a little bit of con
CNBC
Oct 17, 2012 1:00pm EDT
later. first though, simon's at the nyse. >> the vulnerability of technology locks outside apple during the earnings season is large today. losses of just over 5% on ibm. intel down over 3%. we're finding it difficult to get traction despite the fact that most sectors are in positive territory. still broadly we are creeping back to those record highs. take a look at the board. the dow about 620 points, or 4.5% from its october 2007 peak. the s&p about 100 points off its october 2007 peak. about 6.5%. we're five years older and almost back to where we were. >> all right. it is the day after debate -- i take my pen out of my mouth -- debate number two. the president and governor romney both back on the campaign trail. there are just 20 days to go now before election day. president obama in mt. vernon, iowa at this hour. governor romney down in my home state, in chesapeake, virginia. john harwood is here with us. where do the candidates stand now, john? what are they doing, how are they spinning it? >> they're both out on battleground states. both where barack obama has a slight lead over
CNBC
Oct 18, 2012 12:00pm EDT
's not been their m.o. >> simon baker, what's the deal with the stock? does it go higher? or should you beware and take money off the table? >> i think you go long before the earnings. you saw ebay report good earnings up the other day. it's all about mobile, more and more people using more and more devices and google's right in the middle of search. i think it's positive all the way around. it's taken a breather, but go long google in earnings tonight. >> total difference of opinions between the two of you. >> simon's somebody i never agree with when i'm not talking to him. so in this case, i'll tell you that i don't disagree, i think the long-term future for google's very, very bright. all i'm saying is the risk/reward of going into the earnings tonight, if that's you're playing it favors the downside because it's done so well. >> stephanie link, speaking of doing so well, there's the one-month and three-month performance. apple has eaten its lunch. but from a more recent perspective, google's beating it. >> and for good reason. they had a good quarter last quarter and one of the key metrics
CNBC
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
growth you are trying to push a deal with simon properties. >> let me explain, general growth has been a good investment and we actually started off with brookfield as a partner and they've been a good partner to date. the problem is that they're pursuing their own agenda to get control of the country. >> let's set the table for a second. >> please. >> there's three companies here. there's general properties, general growth. >> mall company. >> there's simon. >> yep. >> and then there's -- >> brookfield, big shareholder. >> you're worried about brookfield taking over the company. >> correct. >> that's one of your worries. >> without paying a premium. >> and at the same time you're trying to push a deal with simon and unclear whether simon wants to buy the company. >> no, it is clear. >> it is clear? >> yes. >> even though recently they came out and said they don't want to buy the company. >> sure that's what they always say. >> the oldest story in the book, the question of price. >> it's always a question of price. >> so let me lay it out for you. board has a duty to its shareholders t
CNBC
Oct 9, 2012 9:00am EDT
of growing up. not everyone can be a foster parent... but anyone can help a foster child. >>> simon is raring to go after a business trip. >> we'll return to the program with extraordinary numbers out of greece. the nation says she is destroying the latest with angela merkle there in athens. we'll talk about apple and also ask whether wall street has any longer a credible statesman to represent it on capitol hill. back to you guys. >> we'll see you in a few moments. six stocks in 60 seconds. we'll begin with itw, a downgrade. >> this is a part where i see where we are going into earnings. we recommend the stocks and hope they come down again. >>> sell intel. >> this thing is so hated, you think that they have no yield in a bad balance sheet. >> downgrade of diamond offshore. >> look, i find this questionable with oil. it just is stubbornly high. it is not down. >> research in motion. jeffrey says the ten might be delayed here. >> i thought this was interesting because becky quick got this out of the ceo. now suddenly it becomes common parliament? just watch "squawk." >> raising the price on m
CNBC
Oct 10, 2012 9:00am EDT
. get your best rest ever from sleep train. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ >>> simon hobbs here to tell us what's coming up at 10:00. >> good morning to you carl. we'll look at whether the $10 same-day delivery from walmart makes it more like amazon. can you profit from that announcement? we'll look at yum!'s earnings, still potential there and you've doubled your money in home depot over the last 14 months. is now the time to take money off the table with home depot? that and more in the next hour of "squawk on the street." >> in the meantime "six in 60." dollar tree. >> i like this call my neptune dollar tree and south have never looked better. >> monster beverage. >> if you're going to put the calories on the sodas look out. this is not what i think the health care officials mentioned this, this is not good cardiac wise. >> morgan stanley downgrading barrick. >> the gold stocks are terrible. plain and simple good call. >> johnson controls downgrade. >> this stock is way too expensive. wouldn't surprise me if it went down to there. >> credit suisse recommended by imax. >>
CNBC
Oct 8, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, simon and stephanie. how about it, steve, how are you playing it? >> first of all, scott, i have to pay off a debt to dave. he kicked my butt on the golf course. he rallied big. i'll get him next week. as far as the market goes, though, here's what i would say. earnings for the third quarter everybody knows they are going to be terrible. my daughters know they will be terrible, my dogs know it's going to be terrible. that's discounted in the market which will drive the market from here is the fourth quarter guidance and guides for 2013 and those are still very robust numbers in the s&p if they don't the major companies report don't take a hatchet to those earnings forecasts. so i think they will be okay. spain is the big issue. they will come in and ask for a bailout which is why a lot of credit funds are working today because maybe it was today. >> you're nothing if not a name dropper, right? i'm glad you don't throw out the names of the high rollers that you roll with. >> you judge by the company you keep. which is why i'm sitting as far away from you as possible. >> you've done that.
CNBC
Oct 26, 2012 9:00am EDT
midnight. what's the scene like right now, simon? >> reporter: good morning to you. welcome to one of the 34 pop-up stores across america that microsoft has launched today taking the message very much the commercial message to the streets. you can see it's busy. they opened this at 10:00 last night. there's 34 stores across america that will remain open until 1:00 monday morning. obviously it's the launch of the surface, the new tablet. you know that. also the launch of windows 8. they want to create the buzz that apple is able to create. they want to take it right on the street. guess who just turned up? the chief operating officer for microsoft, kevin turner, is with us. quite an endeavor to put up 34 outlets like this. i presume you had to train this staff. >> absolutely, simon. today we're opening up 34 of our stores in addition to 30 of our regular stores. we have 64 stores open. we have lines getting people trained and excited. there's excitement around windows 8 and certainly surface. >> i don't see a huge number of surface being sold. >> all of these bought surface and are
CNBC
Oct 23, 2012 5:00pm EDT
's outfit. pete, it is a spectacular outfit. simon you said in half time today a good point that a lot of times people come on air and say something differently when they are up on the balcony before they come on set. i was somewhat surprised when i said today it is not about the earnings. of course, earnings have been disappointing. i felt the set up in terms of the market reaction today and really for the next two weeks was much more about the idea that people are beginning to realize whoever wins that election in two weeks that in both scenarios it is negative for the stock market in the short term. it is the realization that people are starting to factor that in. >> what is positive two weeks ago? people are making an argument that maybe the fiscal cliff gets done before the elections or obama stays and punch bowl stays and bernanke stays. there was an argument in the other direction two weeks ago. >> i believe when you were seeing through early october was the early performance catch up. i recently showed that apple was everybody had a market waiting. a lot of that happened betwee
PBS
Oct 22, 2012 6:30pm PDT
hasn't changed. here's wall street journal columnist simon constable. >> something has vanished from mainstreet. its trust in wall street. as a result small investors are dumping stocks. in fact, even as the stock market has soared cle to record highs, mutual and exchange-traded fund vestors, a rough proxy for retail stock buyers, have dumped $138 billio, in shares, that's billion with a "b", according to data from the investment company institute. some people will tell you that's because small investors are too emotional and so they make terrible decisions. they were burned by the credit crunch and the popping of the tech bubble and are now are gun shy. in short, the message is, they are stupid because they've missed the recent rally, but maybe they aren't. maybe they are justly shy of shenanigans on wall street. new research shows that one in five chief financial officers of public companies admit to cooking the books. the study comes from professors at emory and duke universities. in a survey they found that about 20% of c.f.o.s used accounting tricks that didn't reflect the compa
CNBC
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
has not ♪ >>> 10:00 a.m. coming up. we'll begin with simon huff. hey, simon. >> shawn matthews will be joining us. microsoft, google or apple? we'll also have renown chef nobu on the program. he's opening a hotel in vegas, believe it or not. back to you. >> that jalapeno is the best thing on the planet. meanwhile, six in 60. >> it is a bunch of new products. deutsche says panera remains strong. >> this is the survivor. this is the quick service food people really like. >> credit sweeps goes from a hold to a sell on safeway. >> this is whole foods. trader joe's if it became public would be a sidebar. >> b of a, recommended by sirius xm? >> this really is interesting that the stock could be capped by liberty media, but they went out to give it a $3 price tag. please don't change that. >> wynn resorts, buy it? >> when is a chinese play. you have to believe that the chinese are going to start spending again or it won't work. >> skywork solutions? >> this is one, do they have enough in the apple ipod? do they not? it goes back and forth. >> more of the names, go to our website. >> m
CNBC
Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm EDT
want to take a look at. >> quickly, simon baker, in terms of home depot and lowe's and builder stocks getting the benefit, this could also rob, though, discretionary sales. sales of clothing and apparel later on. >> yeah. i think regardless of what is going on, home improvement stocks are continuing with the homing side. lowe's and also home depot. also suppliers, companies like simpson. when with you got big tragedies like this with big winds and earthquakes, et cetera, go back and start looking at the code and how they are built. simpson strong tide has a strong code does well. stock is up 40% after irene. you are right. in this type of market you go out and buying stuff you need. not stuff that would be nice to have. the retailers and malls typically doing poorly dhurg period of time. >> more on retailers later in the show. we want to talk about stock markets, hurricane sandy forcing the closure of the new york stock exchange today and tomorrow. the first two-day weather related closure since 1888. bob pisani, who is usually on the floor of the stock exchange, joins us here on set
CNBC
Oct 4, 2012 9:00am EDT
day. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ >>> let's get to simon hobbs and see what's coming up. >> good morning, krarlcarl. the ceo of car max will be weighing in on the presidential debate last night. we'll look at same-store sales. kohl's taking it on the chin today in the wake of their falls in sales. and also matt lauer on the "today" show this morning asked mark zuckerberg a very simple question, why around you killing it financially? we'll talk about facebook and play that footage. back to you guys. >> even used the words "killing it." thanks. time for "6 in 60." we'll begin with ryder system upgrade. >> crucial trapt. we need this one higher. i like it. >> holey frontier downgraded at ubs. >> i think it's nuts. we have a big glut of oil. they're a win. >> you had eric wiseman on "mad" last night. >> he's saying, look, christmas shopping is going to be good, great. >> fedex, rbc, cautious. >> i'm a buyer, not a seller. >> cowan like safeway. >> good luck with that. i think this is a whole foods moment. >> and target's raised to bear. >> this is one of the greatest untold
CNBC
Oct 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
there autographed by simon, by me, jim, david, melissa. did we give it to santelli and david? >> i think we did. >> we'll announce the winner later in our program. maybe it's you. best of luck, we think that pen, by the way is waterproof, but if it's not. >> that's why i signed it on the inside. >> i wasn't sure. i thought it would be safe. it's great. it's a collector's item, really. >> i hope they don't see it on ebay immediately. >> no bid. i like visa mastercard and i like paypal. >> all right. last night on "mad money," in case you didn't watch, he sent it to the shredder. get ready for cramer's mad dash and shoppers and investors, the president of sears and kmart will share his holiday season strategy for giving both stores a much-needed sales boost. >> take one more look at futures hanging on to an implied open about 60 points to the upside after the jobs number. we'll see if it lasts when "squawk on the street" comes back. er. who has 11 major brands to choose from? your ford dealer. who's offering a rebate? your ford dealer. who has the low price tire guarantee... affording peace of mi
CNBC
Oct 15, 2012 9:00am EDT
to the 10 a.m. you have to go through simon hobbs first. >> good morning. we'll talk about citigroup at some length. two analysts, one think it's quite nervous and another believes the stock could rise 30% and the man leading microsoft's foray into online music. why are they being so beastly to pandora and spotify and randi zuckerberg will be here. >> with a fantastic role model. six in 60. rio tinto. >> goldman says this iron move is over. sell the stocks. >> b of a. >> these stocks they've been terrible but this one held up well. >> google, big investor meeting. >> this is about the ftc, remember they hired paul weiss. everyone is scared the ftc will come down hard on them. >> chico's. >> only a few retailers look good, williams-sonoma and urban outfittersment maybe this can join them. >> goldman raising estimates on ebay. >> that seems to have nothing. i think it's a buy. people seem to be wanting to leave it. >> barclay's likes joy global. >> joy global. talk about risk/reward. like the iron ore trade every joe contin rio tinto. >> two weeks ago the ipo market was dead. now it's red hot.
CNBC
Oct 18, 2012 9:00am EDT
you so much, simon. time for six in swing state 60. six stocks in 60 seconds. jim, who's in ohio. we'll start with united rentals. >> yesterday the stock was up gigantically. why? the renting of capital equipment is strong. i think that's a positive sign for the economy. >> we haven't talked much ebay. earnings last night? >> carl, i think you guys are going to be discussing it with simon. this was a triquarter for paypal. that's what matters. much better growth than american express, which was open. >> was key corp. the best earnings so far? >> i think key corp. actually tops citigroup as far as being the best. this was really good data interest margin. the only other one that had it is citi. >> ibc downgrading potash. >> potash needs to lower its costs. the way to do that is use american natural gas. more on that tonight. >> mellanox, you say is blowing up. >> this is an israeli based company. they did tepid guidance. not enough. >> and lowering the value on facebook. >> i can't emphasize enough. there's a big lock-up. be careful, facebook. >> you've got a lot tonight, and it's not
CNBC
Oct 19, 2012 9:00am EDT
stock. we'll also talk to james stewart. >>> thank you simon, do want to check on mcdonald's. we were curious to know when the last time comps were negative. prior to that you have to go back to april of 2003 before you can find negative comps globally when they were doubt.8. >> and they're seeing them be negative for the first time since 2003. >>> general electric is up 6%, and the company says the growth for the year will be a little less than people were expecting. we should say transportation profits, energy infrastructure up 13%. g.e. capital is one of the reasons why they had to pull back that number for the year as well as they continue to shrink that. >> the took in a very significant move. it's not that long ago and it's about the industrial businesses for which remain in tact. >> back in september it was a big structure day and people walked away extremely bullish from that. >> so, all right, there are new details today about goldman sachs memoir. more of his op-ed that was out months ago. he gives insight into the muppet context. being a muppet meant being an idiot, or tool
CNBC
Oct 11, 2012 9:00am EDT
side? >> simon, i think what ryan should actually do is follow the boss' lead and i think that it's gotten the campaign to where they are today. they have the momentum. and i would like to see congressman ryan keep it going. i think can he do every bit of that. when you think about what the issues are here, there is such a sharp contrast, differences, between the two campaigns. and i think vice president biden actually has got to make up for some of the lost ground that the president got their campaign into last week. i think it's a very tough uphill battle for vice president biden. if he comes across tonight as too aggressive, i mean he needs to be aggressive. but if he's an attack dog, i think he's going to push them further into a hole. i think that congressman ryan, based on what i've seen over the course of the last several months, he is very thoughtful. he's calm, he collects his thoughts and he portrays a very good image for the campaign. >> dennis, we'll leave it there. thank for your time and analysis on two very important topics today. sprint and the debate. >> don't ton
CNBC
Oct 24, 2012 4:00pm EDT
very much. "fast money" begins in a few minutes. simon hobbs is here with a preview. >> maria, on "fast money" at 5:00, we'll be taking positions ahead of apple and amazon reporting tomorrow. steve forbes will be here at the nasdaq to explain why a romney victory will be good for the markets. we'll be raining on the cloud. the latest from f-5 networks, poor results there. and the ceo of toys r us will be here to give us that warm holiday trading. we'll be live on "fast money." >> all right, simon. we'll be there. another batch of key economic reports d reports due out tomorrow. we'll tell you which ones to watch for. stay with us. mike rowe here at a ford tell me fiona, who's having a big tire event? your ford dealer. who has 11 major brands to choose from? your ford dealer. who's offering a rebate? your ford dealer. who has the low price tire guarantee... affording peace of mind to anyone who might be in the market for a new set of tires? your ford dealer. i'm beginning to sense a pattern. buy four select tires, get a $60 rebate. use the ford service credit credit card, get $60 more. t
CNBC
Oct 16, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. simon, california. he asked a question about lnco. it is a company that came public last friday. i was caught not ready. you might wonder why it exists. the company's sole purpose is to own units in energy. it happens to be a partnership. but what is the own debt of that? like detra? i've been a fan of lin energy for decades. ♪ hallelujah in may of 2009 i said, wow, these guys know how to drill. they own a whole host of oil and gas properties across the united states. they are able to maintain or grow cash flow. they are not squash buckling drillers. they are the opposite of wild caters. but the production is 100% hedge. i look at the high prices. you don't have to worry about volatile commodity prices. since 2003 the company has made 54 acquisitions for a total of $10 billion. during 2012 alone the company bought 1.2 oil and gas properties in the kansas basin. bp was so strapped for cash. boo et boo! . and in july line hit up bp again and acquired 23% interest in the field in exchange for recovering $400 million. it is a tremendous company with a fantastic growth prospect. consi
CNBC
Oct 25, 2012 9:00am EDT
work out just like cannibalization. >> simon raises a great point, us media types on the east coast. we might have access to u all of these devices. are you -- do you want to buy an ipad mini, over an ipad touch or over an ipad itself. it seems like you have a number of choices in the apple product line. but you're probably only going choose one in that first go and the ipad mini is a perfectly fine option but it's certainly not the price you're going to get for an ipad itself. >> with this comment that everybody's a winner, if all else fails, you could become a schoolteacher. >> everybody gets a gold medal these days, everything gets a trophy these days. >> there is such a thing called seg lar growth. nooks and i patds are all -- it's a good moment in america. >> always good to get your view zblft thanks, guys, i appreciate it. >> quite the earnings seasons this quarter, and our own herb greenberg is looking at the excuses people are using. >> we have one at least the winner of what i think is basically the kitchen sink award. in fact they have won this hands downing, it's martin zarre
CNBC
Oct 22, 2012 9:00am EDT
, higher labor costs and slower business are the reason why. simon? >> it's all about the revenue. thank you for that. >>> ahead on the program, president obama and mitt romney going head to head for one final time. the presidential debate tonight on cnbc. we'll go live to the debate site in florida for a preview. plus, the national press secretary for obama campaign will give us his view of how the president will hope to perform tonight. apple has been on steady decline since iphone 5 hit the stores. can the ipad mini save the stock tomorrow? more "squawk on the street" after the break. just driving a, comin' back from the lake, and all of a sudden, ka-plam. it blindsided us. what is it? our college savings account. how do you think it happened? not sure. i think something we bought a while ago turned out to be something else, annnnnd, i remember a lot of other stuff in there had the word "aggressive" in it. is everyone okay? well, now, yeah. who knows later. ♪ we don't call this our company, we call this our mission. green toys teaches children that if i have a milk jug and i stick i
CNBC
Oct 24, 2012 9:00am EDT
're joined by an analyst at stern ag with a buy rating and target of $26. that right? >> that's right, simon. >> it's astounding. facebook announced it managed to sell now $153 million of mobile advertisements and the stock increases in value by 8.8 billion as a result by my calculations. why is the conversation changing? >> you have to put that in perspective. a few weeks ago people were expecting mobile advertising revenue to be no more than 50 million or $60 million and the big concern was this mobile transition is going to be very hard for facebook. they have shown from march is they created what is a billion dollar run rate in advertising. wouldn't be surprised if they were closer to 2 billion in the next 18 months. you have a powerful network platform that can monetize the huge population on facebook as they proved last night. >> is the case proven? there are those that would say this is so new. the fact that people are for the moment clicking on these mobile ads doesn't mean to say when they learn that that's a commercial operation that they will click on them in six month's time. we
CNBC
Oct 23, 2012 9:00am EDT
can brighten this market day. that's simon hobbs. >> in three hours time we'll know if apple has it with launch of ipad mini. we'll talk about that with two shareholders in the next hour of the show and what marissa mayer is doing at yahoo! and fundamentals on facebook going into their earnings tonight and more importantly we'll talk about this market and whether the bernanke put is dissolving before our eyes. back to you. >> let's get to six in 60. six stocks in 60 seconds give or take a few. >> rbc says buy. if you see this go up, china stimulus is working. >> pmis tonight overnight. news out of target. >> they sold their credit card division for a huge amount of money. not as much as i thought. still, it's good stuff. >> rbc says worst days are behind viacom. >> viacom going up so this stock is now reverting. >> during the break we were comparing the price of radio shack and zynga. >> they are in a foot race maybe to oblivion. soon it may be worth more. >> you mention the quarter. >> stock was up big. people get faked out in after hours. >> you had the cfo of chipotle on last
CNBC
Oct 1, 2012 9:00am EDT
president, charles evans. steve? >> thanks very much, simon. definitely upside surprising. what i've heard from economists is they're looking for more upside surprises in the services index which i saw a report this morning. this will come in a couple of days, up to 54. we'll see. obviously not the bottom but obviously not all that great. and i'd be interested to know what the employment production and the new orders indices were inside those numbers. those will be the kind of details that will tell us how strong the internals were on the ism. i talked to charlie evans this morning. he was one of the advocates of what we're calling the q.e. infinity program, the idea of keeping your foot on the accelerator, the central bank keeping its foot on the accelerator as long as employment remained above 7%. just a little background, the fed did not go with evans' specific proposal but did create an open-ended quantitative easing. so i asked him, how open-ended is it? what happens at the end of this year when operation twist ends? what happens to additions to the balance sheet? here's what he said.
CNBC
Oct 8, 2012 1:00pm EDT
stephanie link. >> buying it. >> simon baker. >> swy. >> the short-traded staples is over. >> long trade in at&t. big "t." >>> more "fast money" at 5:00 p.m. tonight. "power lunch" starts right now. >>> welcome to "power lunch." it is china all over the news today. it is the new cold war, they say. congress takes aim at a chinese tech company over security concerns and the slowing chinese economy also pulling down our markets. so how do you play china right now? pain at pump. gas prices in california top $5 a gallon in some places and the governor's jumping in to intervene but the question is, is that really going to do any good or is the market going to decide the price? >>> and political roulette. the key swing state of ohio making a big bet on casino gambling. brian schactman has more on the new jobs and new opportunities from cashing in on sin. >>> but first, tyler is off today so bob pisani is my partner for the army. down at the nyse. >> pleasure to be here, sue. concern about china's slowdown raised by the world bank putting pressure on the market today. europe's been closed
CNBC
Oct 12, 2012 12:00pm EDT
% growth, a little bit more than that. simon hunt an analyst said copper increase of consumption next year 2013, there's always the possibility of chinese stimulus coming out of the market and the u.s. markets turning around. i have some property that i own down in florida and there are places starting new construction, not apartment buildings, where i haven't seen it happen in about three and a half years. >> anthony, you said it at the top of the cast here, as long as china data is fueling the market, but i think the market's disappointed by china data. of course their growth is 6% to 7% and we're at 2 and it sounds good, but that big fuel to add to could beer was when china was 8%, 9% growth. i'll raise you a study according to international copper study group which polls 23 different countries that produce copper. they predict 2013 an excess of 458,000 metric tons of copper and look at china's imports, down 38% from december this year. i think copper needs a bit of a catalyst, hey, go to the chart, we're in a bit of a range. if you look at your numbers here, 3.70 to 3.85, until we get
CNBC
Oct 29, 2012 12:00pm EDT
paul simon, robert de niro, ralph lauren. every property with wind like this or sustained heavy winds could have some damage. so i fret for those properties as well as the other 22,000 of us that watch those properties on television or whatever. >> yawn winner is one name people right not know. founder of "rolling stone" magazine. it's a who's who. jerry seinfeld has a place in town. we are about two hours away from low tide. surf continues to get extremely intense. the nervousness here isn't about a loss of business. we're in the low season. it's a weekday. it's more about the loss of property value and that kind of damage. here on the south side of the long island where the atlantic ocean is, a lot of the homes are up a little higher on some bluffs. on the north side of long island sound, if the storm follows this trajectory, a lot of those homes could rally be damaged if the storm surge is what they say it is. back to you. >> brian, thanks so much. you could look at a number of angles from all this. retail from home depot, coast c -- costco, walmart, target, name another one. >> if
CNBC
Oct 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
in the house, for example. >> reporter: you know, if i were the romney campaign, simon, i've got multiple things to worry about. that would be one of the least things that i have to worry about. what he's got to do more than anything else is get the share up among women. he tried to do that at the convention. he needs to do it right now. especially white college-educated women. mitt romney has got to get about 60% of the white vote. he's fine among white men to get there but needs to do better among white women, especially upscale suburban white women, the kind that turned away from him on some social issues and the role of government. that's the opening for him and he's got to cease it. >> coverage of the first presidential debate begins at 8:00 p.m. eastern time here on cnbc. carl quintanilla, maria, and others will be hosting that. >> shares are down of metropcs. making it the fourth largest wireless company behind sprint. so often left out in the cold. what is next for sprint on hopes of the user base? we're joined by jim, an analyst. thank you for joining us. >> good morning. >> as w
CNBC
Oct 31, 2012 9:00am EDT
restored to the families that we serve. we're committed to doing that. >> tom, i think what simon may be getting to is as the head of the utility, con ed clearly they planned big but i guess are others in the industry or you saying maybe they didn't plan enough? >> i'm not saying that. one of the things you have to understand too with the scope of this storm every location has to deal with the environment in which they are facing. every location is going to be different than every other location. we have to face unique circumstances and manage that process as best we can. i am absolutely confident that the leadership and the folks and boots on the ground at con ed are doing everything they can do to get the power back on as safely and as expeditiously as possible. >> you mentioned unusual nature of these storms. it seems as though we have unusual storms a lot more frequently than we used to. you run one of the largest power companies in the country, is it your thought that talks of climate change will come to the fore and lead to discussions about your business? >> the point is right
CNBC
Oct 3, 2012 4:00am EDT
with accusations that the industry is sitting on cash rather than investing it. joining us now is simon perry, senior partner at inston young. a 13-figure sum. this is really referred to as -- need to energize off the sidelines and put into some sort of a vehicle. why to you think this hasn't been put to work just yet? >> i think the trillion number that's mentioned in the article you're referring to is not a number i recognize. i think the number is probably more like half that. >> so not $200 billion, you think it's about $100 billion? >> you mentioned the trillion, 200 of which relates to the 2007 and 2008 funds. 2007 and 2008 were definitely peak years for dry powder. that's the committed funds that haven't yet been spent on new investments. but it's actually been falling since then. it's quite a complicated issue. there are a number of reasons why fans haven't been investing, but although investments were at a peak in 2007 and 2008, there have been substantial investments through the subsequent years. >> so if there is cash that some of these private equities firms are sitting on and it'
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Oct 8, 2012 4:00am EDT
be their top priority? join me in the conversation. e-mail or tweet. tom says how about simon cowell because he seems to be running everything else. what do you think? let us know. meanwhile, talking about the chancellor, george osbourne expected to announce further austerity measures at the conservative party conference today. beccy meehan has been at that conference and she caught up with george osbourne and asked him if more austerity would impress the financial markets. >> what they'll see is a country attacking its problems head on. we're one of those western countries getting on top of debt problems. we have an incredible plan to reduce their budget deficit delivering very low interest rates for you us in the markets at the moment. and so that is the proof that there are international parliaments in the plan, but what i'm saying is we have to stick with the plan and setting out new ideas for example in our welfare system to make sure this country continues to live within its means and at the same time has a tax system that attracts international businesses to britain p. and one of the enc
FOX Business
Oct 2, 2012 11:00am EDT
-2007. for years later is really a bite to jamie simon. here is a look at jpmorgan right now. down about a half percent. jamie jamie dimon had a formal complaint. the market right now, well, the s&p and nasdaq are higher in the dow is lower. dagen: thank you so much. connell: we will talk a little bit more about the jpmorgan story. melissa francis has done some reporting on this. we will see what the responses are. melissa francis on that coming up next. dagen: one day until president obama and mitt romney face-off. denver. neil cavuto is heading out there. he will begin to talk about that debate. first, a look at how the world for thief are faring against the dollar today. ♪ >> 21 minutes past the hour, i have gearbox news minute. a judge has blocked pennsylvania voter id. the role will be allowed to be fully implemented next year. the border patrol agent is dead and another injured in arizona. taking place just before 2:00 a.m. officials say this to along with a third agent for all patrol with an alarm was triggered along the border. seven crew members are under arrest in hong kong after th
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Oct 17, 2012 7:00am PDT
will co-host. they will be joining simon cowell, britney spears. "x factor" airs right here on channel 2. by the way, kardashian and lopez will make their debut next week. >>> 8:22. a $500 reward is being offered in san francisco for the safe return of a stolen puppy. the puppy's name is violet. a 10-week-old terrier mix t was stolen yesterday afternoon from the spca adoption center in san francisco. violet was only spayed three days ago. she needs to be watched in case she has complications and sheep needs more vaccinations. >>> we want to warn but pictures from this next story. a dog, which became an internationalsen sakes, is encountering more health problems. ka-bang lost her snout when she threw herself in the middle of an intersec section to protect two girls crossing the street. they are delaying the procedure to treat the cancer and the worms in -- her. >> we would like to treat this first before we attempt to repair her nose so she does well under anesthesia. >>> let's go to sal. >> third and king a bad area here. they are interviewing a driver who essentially -- really did an j
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Oct 16, 2012 9:00am EDT
'm out. i won't stick around for an orderly transition. oil walk away. simon and guys that's kind of a theory that's making the rounz that connect the dots that jim and others have been talking about this morning. >> that makes sense and we've seen that happen before. it's interesting, i looked at the composition of this board of directors. doesn't seem to be that strong of a board but they stood up here and made known what they at least felt. perhaps surprisingly to some a difference in opinion on the strategy this bank. one wonders when they will start with the new messaging. >> absolutely, david. i share a little bit of the surprise even just on your desk this morning in terms of the negativity about the quarter yesterday from sheila bair and from others, the feeling that the board was dissatisfied with pandit's performance. he inherited an unmentionable on television sandwich. he did quite a lot with it over a five year period. the compensation issue was dogging the board and him. i'm sure that was a factor. that doesn't explain why this ouster would occur right now. >> we got
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Oct 17, 2012 9:00am EDT
. simon, all in all, a good quarter for bofa. no bank ceo has come out guns blazing and said this is going to be a great near term environment for banks. we'll have to see. no great news, but at least no bad news. >> still have morgan stanley tomorrow. we'll see what they say. >> exactly. >> let's focus on technology. clearly, we have a few major issues weighing on the dow. as far as ibm is concerned, down almost 4% there. we're joined now from stern ag. he has a buy rating and a $230 price target. welcome to the program again. >> yeah. thanks for having me on. >> nice to see you. let's focus, if we may, on what is being said here, particularly with ibm about the broader outlook for technology. you listened to what the ceo said on the conference call and he's talking about a sharp drop in business in the united states. on a macro level, how worried should we be? >> yeah. so definitely, the macro is weighing on technology. but at the same time, ibm has, we think, two issues that were more company specific and not as macro. for example, the software business, we estimate that it was impacted
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Oct 15, 2012 6:00am EDT
. harper collins, simon and shuster and hischett. good luck figuring out if you bought some of their books. >>> stick around, "squawk" will be right back up your game. up the ante. and if you stumble, you get back up. up isn't easy, and we ought to know. we're in the business of up. everyday delta flies a quarter of million people while investing billions improving everything from booking to baggage claim. we're raising the bar on flying and tomorrow we will up it yet again. he loves risk. but whether he's climbing everest, scuba diving the great barrier reef with sharks, or jumping into the market, he goes with people he trusts, which is why he trades with a company that doesn't nickel and dime him with hidden fees. so he can worry about other things, like what the market is doing and being ready, no matter what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. >>> welcome back to "squawk box." we are a few seconds away from retail sales data. i believe 0.8% is what economists are looking for. rick santelli is standing by at the cme in chicago. take it away
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Oct 29, 2012 6:00am EDT
jerry seinfeld, paul simon, and of course we're not far from bernie madoff mansion. most of those guys are up high. wind damage is a concern there and not necessarily the storm surge. back to you. >> all right, brian. thank you very much. we'll check back in with you in just a bit. when we return, we'll look at preparations for hurricane sandy. we'll bring live reports from the east coast and we'll talk to govern area jack markell and storm preparations in his state. i'm getting married. planning a life. there are risks, sure. but, there's no reward without it. i want to be prepared for the long haul. i see a world bursting with opportunities. india, china, brazil, ishares, small-caps, large-caps, ishares. industrials. low cost. every dollar counts. ishares. income. dividends. bonds. i like bonds. ishares. commodities. diversification. choices. my own ideas. ishares. i want to use the same stuff the big guys use. ishares. 9 out of 10 large, professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. introducing the ishares core, etfs for the heart of your portfolio. tax efficient and low cos
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Oct 12, 2012 9:00am EDT
to you. >> mary thanks so much. simon joined us here at post nine. you can almost set your watch on how the dow begins to fade as europe closes, happening again today. >> actually trading into the close europe has also fallen, it's very interesting. we were doing much better than we are at the moment, a little bit earlier in the session. what's interesting is a lot of the news for europe is actually coming out of tokyo, out of the imf meeting, you have this, next week is the big summit of course and mass protests on the streets of greece on thursday, as that kicks off in brussels, and over in tokyo today, lagarde again for the imf indicating a change in position that greece and spain should be given more time and one point sitting next to the german finance minister on a panel and disagreeing really vehemently with each other about what should happen. he is saying to her look the troika is still in athens trying to work things out. please don't preempt their report but things are shifting there and in that meeting at that meeting for the first time a senior european official has detaile
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Oct 17, 2012 6:00am EDT
simoner, asml's key supplier of a light base technology that's crucial to making a new generation of much smaller chips. so it's not quantum, joe, but it's light-based. one of these days we'll get a quantum chip. >> did you bring your rolodex yesterday? how do you do that? >> in the blackberry. i was in arizona, so we're three hours the wrong way. i was watching you. >> that was so great when you said those treasury staffers found out about it. >> they were watching cnbc. i would imagine you call tim geithner and the staff just to let them know, not because of tarp anymore. >> right. it seems like they're out of it, but how many years ahead can they use those tax laws -- >> that can continue. >> for like 20 years, right? and they didn't go bankrupt. so if you didn't go bankrupt, you can't use them. but by being saved, they get to keep them as taxpayers -- they can earn profits the next ten, 15 years and we don't get anything. >> are we comfortable that we finally feel like we know what happened? >> no. i think we need to have more discussion. >> i ran into a citi employee that was now at
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